1995 Ranger 487 Composite Transom Repair
I don’t know the history of Ranger Boats, but I think after a certain year they were all made with composite boards or a comparable material, just not wood. Nor do I research other boat manufacturers to find out what they use and how they’re made. Just the same, I don’t have a vast knowledge of what boats are what and what year they did this and which ones are good or bad. I am in the repair business, I fix them when they break.
I have to say this was one of my favorite repairs. My customer brought this boat to me from South Carolina, he said he couldn’t find a repair shop that he trusted or would take on the project, or something to that nature. It seems this boat had been hit by a truck in a parking lot, only a small crack was visible on the corner of the transom. Over a short amount of time the crack grew and you could actually move the motor up and down seeing the transom move as well.
After inspecting it I found this boat to be made out of a composite material and I figured it just had to be broken somewhere, obviously. I just needed to cut into it a figure out what was going on and repair it. Nothing out of the ordinary for me, its what I do.
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